A slice of Princess Diana’s wedding cake has hit the auction block

Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ wedding and one of their cakes
Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ wedding and one of their cakes

You can have your cake, but we aren’t sure you should eat it, too. A slice of cake dating back to Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ wedding in 1981 will be auctioned off tomorrow at Nate D. Sanders Auction in Los Angeles, according to Vogue. 

The cream-cheese frosted fruitcake, baked by David Avery of the Royal Naval Cookery School, is being sold in its original presentation box, which is embossed with the Prince of Wales’ feathers, the couple’s initials and wedding date. It’s marked “Buckingham Palace.”

Screen-Shot-2015-12-16-at-11.22.31-AMIt also comes with a card that reads, “With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses The Prince & Princess of Wales”.

As strange and unappetizing as it may seem, royal cake sales are not entirely uncommon. According to Vogue, a piece of the same cake sold last year for $1,375, and a slice from Princess Kate and Prince William’s wedding was bought for $4,000 in 2013.


But for those of you craving a slice of royal cake, be prepared to shell out. Bids start at $1,100, and the auction house claims the lot is in “very good condition” — which is impressive for a 34-year-old cake.